The last week has been tough. My uncle is dying. My mom flew up to NY and she is staying with me. I have been driving her to his home on Long Island every day to visit. She is flying back home to Florida tomorrow, which means today is probably the last day she will spend with her brother. Today's good byes will be their final good byes. I am so glad that we brought her up to NY while he is still well enough for them to enjoy their time together and they had much to share and remember. But watching this unfold against the backdrop of the earth reawakening is breaking my heart. He will never see the trees and flowers blooming or feel the warmth of the sun on the back of his neck. Such is the circle of life, and dealing with the death of our loved ones is something we all endure. It is part of an ordinary life. But it is still heart wrenching.